NOVEMBER 1 – 3

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

ADC has announced new safety protocols for this IIF, please visit installationinnovation.org/safety for details.

A New Age of Partnership & Innovation

A lot has changed since we gathered in San Antonio back in February 2020. Unprecedented challenges have rocked our nation and impacted nearly every aspect of our lives, both inside and outside the gate. But through it all, one thing has remained constant – the commitment of defense communities to support our military installations, missions, and families. This past year has taught us that the critical issues facing installations and military families do not recognize the fence line.

We must define a new normal for installations and defense communities. One that places partnerships and innovation front and center. This is what the Installation Innovation Forum has always been about, and that mission is now more important than ever.

PROGRAM

IIF General Sessions: Introducing Challenge/Solution Forums

 

Featuring top leaders and subject matter experts from DOD, the services, communities and industry, these featured sessions will dive into the top key issues facing installations and military families and explore the innovative efforts underway across the country to address them.

Installation Innovation Today

Installations are often the “bill payer” when it comes to the defense budget, forcing installation leaders to make hard decisions about where to invest limited resources. Faced with a growing list of internal and external infrastructure challenges, installation managers must devise innovative strategies, policies, and partnerships to achieve mission assurance.

A One Community Approach to Building Climate Resilience

In 2019 DOD submitted a report to Congress stating that two-thirds of the military’s operationally critical installations are threatened by climate change. In its assessment of those installations, the Army, Navy, and Air Force reported that that flooding, drought, wildfires, sea-level rise, and other extreme weather events such as hurricanes posed severe threats to mission assurance. The threat of climate change has continued to increase, and DOD is taking a hard look at how they can work with communities and the private sector to build installation resilience.

Supporting the Future of Our Defense Infrastructure

Our military relies on a complex network of roads, buildings, facilities, utilities, and land—both on and off-base—to provide the critical training and power-projection platforms needed to protect our nation. It is vital that installation and community leaders understand how this network operates, what the vulnerabilities are, and how it can be strengthened to advance mission assurance and readiness.

How Can Communities and DOD Work Together to Provide Quality Child Care?

The availability of childcare for military families has become a key challenge for each of the services. Like all the tough issues facing installations and military families today, it cannot be solved without a one-community approach that leverages the resources of both DOD and defense communities.

Addressing the Housing Challenge

Service members and their families across the country are feeling the sting of the hot housing market as they move to new duty stations. Many are paying out of pocket for longer stays in temporary lodging, waiting longer for on-base housing, and paying hundreds of dollars more per month for rentals than their housing allowance covers. For many who want to purchase a home, it means offering tens of thousands of dollars above the asking price and bidding against multiple buyers in a fiercely competitive market — and often losing out to higher bidders.

AGENDA

08:00 – 11:00  |  Service Pre-Conference Town Halls

11:00 – 12:15  |  Lunch

12:15 – 13:00  |  Opening General Session

Installation Innovation Today

Installations are often the “bill payer” when it comes to the defense budget, forcing installation leaders to make hard decisions about where to invest limited resources. Faced with a growing list of internal and external infrastructure challenges installation managers must devise innovative strategies, policies, and partnerships to achieve mission assurance. Led by a panel of experts and key leaders this discussion will dive into the key issues shaping the future of installation management.

13:00 – 13:20 |  Networking Break

13:20 – 14:05  |  Breakout Sessions

  • Federal Grant Opportunities for Communities: What’s Out There Beyond DOD?
  • Reinvigorating Installation MWR
  • Moody Air Force Base and Lowndes County, GA: The First DOD Intergovernmental Support Agreement Still Blazing New Trails
  • Building a One-Community Telecommunications Network: An Innovative Partnership between Fort Carson and Colorado Springs, CO

14:05 – 14:25  |  Networking Break

14:25 – 15:10  |  Breakout Sessions

  • Goodfellow AFB and the City of San Angelo – Building the One Community Model
  • Strategies for Building a Military Family-Friendly State and Community
  • Leveraging the Natural Environment to Create Resilience
  • Now is the Time to Prepare: Wargaming Installation Mission Assurance Scenarios

15:10 – 15:30  |  Networking Break

15:30 – 16:15  |  Breakout Sessions

  • The First Blanket Intergovernmental Support Agreement: How the Alamo Area Council of Governments and Joint Base San Antonio Took Partnerships to a Whole New Level
  • Future of Work: How Have the Pandemic and Remote Work Capability Changed the Game?
  • Army Futures Command Software Factory Shared Space

16:15 – 17:00  |  General Session

Challenges and Solutions: How Can Communities and DOD Work Together to Provide Quality Child Care?

The availability of childcare for military families has become a key challenge for each of the services. And like all the tough issues facing installations and military families today, it cannot be solved without a true one community approach that leverages the resources of both DOD and defense communities. This discussion will focus on what the challenge looks like from both enterprise-wide and on-the-ground and will explore success stories and new ideas that can be help tackle these key issues.

17:30 – 19:00  |  Welcome Reception (offsite)

07:30 – 8:30  |  Networking Breakfast

08:30 – 09:15  |  General Session

Challenges and Solutions: Supporting the Future of Our Defense Infrastructure

Our military relies on a complex network of roads, buildings, facilities, utilities, and land—on and off-base—to provide the critical training and power-projection platforms needed to protect our nation. It is vital that installation and community leaders understand how this network operates, what the vulnerabilities are and how it can be strengthened to advance mission assurance and readiness. This panel discussion will feature key military, community and private sector leaders who are redefining how we support our defense infrastructure.

09:15 – 9:35  |  Break

9:35 – 10:20  |  Breakout Sessions

  • Understanding the Building Blocks of a Military Installation Resilience Plan and the Role Communities Play
  • 3-D Printed Barracks: A Texas National Guard Model for the Future
  • Improving Military Child Education Opportunities: What’s Working at the Local Level?
  • Military Families in Crisis: How can Communities and Installations Partner to Address Addiction, Mental Illness, and Domestic Abuse?

10:20 – 10:40  |  Networking Break

10:40 – 11:25  |  Breakout Sessions

  • Next Generation Partnerships
  • Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program – Lessons Learned and Best Practices
  • Banshee Training and Air Force Labs: A partnership between Hanscom Air Force Base & the State of Massachusetts to Accelerate Critical Defense Research
  • The Northern Virginia Regional Intergovernmental Support Agreement

11:30 – 13:00  |  Networking Lunch

13:00 – 13:45  |  General Session

Challenges and Solutions: A One Community Approach to Building Climate Resilience

In 2019 DOD submitted a report to Congress stating that two-thirds of the military’s operationally critical installations are threatened by climate change. In its assessment of those installations, which included Army, Air Force and Navy installations the services reported that that flooding, drought, wildfires, sea-level rise and other extreme weather events such as hurricanes posed severe threats to mission assurance. Since that report was released, the threat of climate change has continued to increase, and DOD is taking a hard look at how they can work with communities and the private sector to build installation resilience. This discussion will focus on the climate challenges facing our installations and communities and what we can do to address them.

13:45 – 14:05  |  Networking Break

14:05 – 14:50  |  Breakout Sessions

  • Army Installation Strategy Implementation
  • Vandenburg Space Force Base, CA: Welcome to the STARBASE Program
  • Implementing National Military Spouse Support Programs at the Local Level

14:50 – 15:10  |  Networking Break

15:10 – 15:55  |  Breakout Sessions

  • Cyber Security Infrastructure: Protecting Critical Assets and Mission Readiness
  • Altus AFB, OK: How a Large Installation Partners with a Small Town
  • Enhancing Your Defense Sector: Economic Development Strategies for Communities & States
  • Army Utilities Partnerships: Red Stone Arsenal, Rock Island Arsenal, and Fort Carson, and Fort Hunter-Liggett

16:00 – 16:20  |  Networking Break

16:20 – 17:05  |  Breakout Sessions

  • U.S. Air Force Academy & the City of Colorado Springs: Partnering to Manage Stormwater and to Preserve Endangered Species
  • Army Partnership Award Winner Spotlights
  • Defense Community Infrastructure Program – Lessons Learned and Best Practices

17:10 – 17:55  |  Breakout Sessions

  • Facilities Maintenance: Fort Carson and the City of Fountain, CO
  • The Battle Against Forever Contaminants: What’s Being Done to Combat PFOA & PFOS Groundwater Contamination?
  • Using Intergovernmental Support Agreements to Improve Quality of Life
  • Joint Base Andrews, MD SparkX Cell Innovation Center: Bringing Tomorrow’s Tools to the Warfighter Today

18:00 – 19:00  |  Happy Hour

07:30 – 8:30  |  Networking Breakfast

08:30 – 09:15  |  General Session

Challenges and Solutions: Addressing the Housing Challenge

Service members and their families across the country are feeling the sting of the hot housing market as they move to new duty stations. Many are paying out of pocket for longer stays in temporary lodging, waiting longer for on-base housing and paying hundreds of dollars more per month for rentals than their housing allowance covers, if they can even find a rental. For many who want to purchase a home, it means offering tens of thousands of dollars above the asking price and bidding against multiple buyers in a fiercely competitive market — and often losing out to higher bidders. This panel discussion will dive into this complex challenge and explore potential installation-community partnerships and solutions.

09:15 – 10:00  |  Breakout Sessions

  • Using Hybrid Energy Technology to Advance Resilience
  • Installation & Defense Industry Supply Chains: A New Strategic Imperative
  • The Rise of Regional and State Defense Alliances: How Communities are Organizing at Higher Level to Support their Defense Sectors

10:00 – 10:20  |  Break

10:20 – 11:05  |  OLDCC Townhall

11:05 – 12:05  |  ADC Policy Agenda Town Hall (Members Only)

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Stephen Austin

Assistant Chief of Army Reserve

PATTY BARRON

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy

Marcus Beauregard

Director, Defense-State Liaison Office

CAROL ANN BEDA

Director, Strategic Basing at United States Air Force

IVAN BOLDEN

Chief of Army Partnerships for the U.S. Army

Joseph Bryan

Senior Advisor on Climate to the U.S. Secretary of Defense

PAUL CRAMER

Performing the Duties of Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment

CARLA COULSON

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Housing and Partnerships)

DAVID DENTINO

Executive Director, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland

LTG JASON EVANS

Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9

DR. LYNETTE FRAGA

CEO, Child Care Aware of America

LTG DOUGLAS GABRAM

Commanding General, U.S. Army Installation Management Command

RAY GIRN

CEO, Higher Ground Education

JIM HOLLAND

Deputy Director, DOD Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation

COL. HARRY HUNG

Deputy Commander, Joint Base Langley – Eustis, Va.

TERAN JUDD

Director, Air Force Community, Partnership and Air Force Encroachment, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for
Installations

VICE ADM. YANCY LINDSEY

Commander, Navy Installations Command

PATRICK O’BRIEN

Director at Department of Defense Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation

STEVEN MORANI

Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment

SHELLEY RICHARDSON

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Strategic Integration

LANCE SPENCER

Executive Vice President for Defense, AT&T

JACK SURASH

Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Energy & Sustainability)

CHRISTOPHER THOMAS

Information & Technology Director, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9

MAJ. GEN. JOHN WILCOX

Commander, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland

MAJ. JACQUE VASTA

Air Force Personnel Section Commander, Kinderspot Program

EVENT LOCATION

All IIF Sessions and Meetings will be held at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.

Note: This is not the same Hyatt property IIF used in 2020.

Registration

DoD/Federal
$175

DoD/Federal registrants must be Department of Defense personnel with a .mil email address. Contractors are not eligible for this rate and must register under Industry pricing.

 Community Member
$645

 ADC Membership Will Be Verified

Community Non-Member
$845
Industry Member
$945

 ADC Membership Will Be Verified

Industry Non-Member
$1245

Group Discount: Sending more than 3 people to IIF? Contact info@defensecommunities.org to discuss options. This is only available to community members.

Event Sponsors
National Partners